As a golf blogger myself, I read a lot of golf blog sites! Some are terrific, others are downright terrible. This week, I’ve rounded up my favorite golf blogs and what makes each of these bloggers unique. They all have something valuable to share for the amateur golfer, so check them out!
Best All-Around Golf Blog: Breaking Eighty
Sean Ogle at Breaking Eighty is a man after my own heart.
A fellow amateur like myself, Sean’s blog is all about his quest to be a better golfer. He writes about everything from product reviews like the best golf pants in the world…to travel and golf in the Maldives…to his most recent breakthrough round where he shot 77.
Sean’s content is always excellent and thorough, and his website design is spot-on, making it easy to navigate and explore. Most inspiring to me is his quest to play the Top 100 golf courses in the U.S. and the world by the age of 35!
As a side note, I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting Sean and playing golf with him, and he’s just an all-around cool guy. Good luck on your top 100 quest, Sean!
Best Multimedia Golf Blog: Hunting Scratch
Jake Hower over at Hunting Scratch is my favorite multimedia blogger. His podcasts and video blogs (“vlogs”) focus on a variety of topics aimed at helping the amateur golfer, including practice plans, mechanics, golf fitness, and my personal favorite – a review of the Arccos Golf Performance Tracker.
You can subscribe to his weekly podcasts through iTunes by clicking here.
Plus, he’s an Aussie, so I love listening to his accent. But maybe that’s just a girl thing 😉
Best Instructional Golf Blog: Adam Young Golf
Adam Young is a teaching pro with a pretty sweet blog! He focuses on helping golfers develop better techniques and enhance their mental game. With cutting-edge theories, he can help you lower your scores if you heed his advice!
My favorite posts of his are:
1) Are you a Baller? Or a One-Baller? Just hope you’re not a one-baller…
2) Top Myths in Golf, where he analyzes the variation in swings of top professionals in an attempt to dispel myths about the requirements of a perfect swing.
Oh yeah, and he’s also a published author. Check out his book “The Practice Manual”.
Best Variety Golf Blog: GolfDash Blog
I love the variety of their content! Heck, they have 68 posts alone dedicated to Tiger Woods!
Best Mental Game Blog: Golf State of Mind
Golf State of Mind is a blog run by David MacKenzie, a performance coach focusing on the mental game of golf.
His blog is dedicated to all facets of the mental game, aimed at helping golfers overcome anger, fear, and the dreaded yips.
One of my favorite posts is 5 Ways to Play Better Golf Under Pressure. I really struggle with the pressure of competitive rounds and his advice in this post is helpful: “How we respond in pressure situations can be improved with regular mental exercises. Set a little time aside each day to imagine yourself in high-pressure situations that you fear, and work on controlling your physical and emotional response.”
I also really like The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Golfers, a post that golfers should bookmark and refer to frequently.
Best Golf Photography Blog: PJKoenig Golf Photography
Patrick Koenig at PJKoenig Golf Photography is an incredibly talented photographer with a blog dedicated to the beauty of golf. I could drool over the photos on his site for hours!
The love he has for the game comes alive in each of his photos, and not surprisingly, he has quite the following on Instagram.
He writes about his recent trip to the Masters (no cameras allowed inside, unfortunately!), his round at Whistling Straits where he talks about the most fun he’s had photographing a course, and for the men reading this looking for some eye candy, his round at Pebble Beach with Paige Spiranac.
Well, there you have it! I hope you’ll check out these blogs and I hope they inspire you to improve your game and have more fun out on the course!